‘Your bill is bigger than mine’ – not enough

This is a situation that is familiar to all of us. You see your opponents bill of costs. The charges are much higher than yours. It must therefore be wrong. This is particularly so for claimants in Personal Injury and Medical Negligence cases where a lot of front ended work is often needed. It is…

Clinical Negligence and ATE Premiums

Considering the Court of Appeal Judgment in West v Stockport NHS Foundation Trust and Demouilpied v Stockport NHS Foundation Trust [2019] EWCA Civ 1220. Disputes over the levels of premiums for After the Event Insurance (ATE) have been reducing steadily since 2013. After that date it was no longer possible, in most cases, to recover…